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Freedom of Information Request

Does the Local Authority operate a usual cost of care for older person's social services

Received: 1 April 2019

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request the following information regarding spending and contracts for older person's social services (aged 65 and over). Please provide answers on a Microsoft Excel spread-sheet.

1. Does the Local Authority operate a usual cost of care for older person's social services? By usual cost of care, we mean set weekly fee rates that the Local Authority pays to care providers for older people's residential, residential EMI, nursing, and nursing EMI care.

2. If the answer to question 1 is 'yes', does the Local Authority have a banding system for fee rates? By 'banding system' we mean different levels of fees according to a council's own criteria i.e. quality grades.

3. If the answer to question 2 is 'no', please provide the Local Authority's own set weekly fee rates for 2018/19 and 2019/20 for:
a. Older person's residential
b. Older person's residential EMI
c. Older person's nursing
d. Older person's nursing EMI

4. If the answer to question 2 is 'yes', please provide the Local Authority's own weekly set fees associated with each band/grade for 2018/19 and 2019/2020 for:
a. Older person's residential
b. Older person's residential EMI
c. Older person's nursing
d. Older person's nursing EMI

5. Please provide the highest, lowest, average (mean) and median actual weekly fees paid to older person's care providers in 2018/19 and 2019/20
a. Older person's residential
b. Older person's residential EMI
c. Older person's nursing
d. Older person's nursing EMI
For clarification, EMI stands for Elderly Mentally Infirm
If figures for 2019/20 are not available please provide budgeted or predicted figures
The years 2018/19 and 2019/20 refer to their relevant financial years

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (some exempt) - application/pdf - Download

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